Papa John’s Announces Appointment of Tom
Sterrett to Senior Vice President, International
August 06, 2010 10:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today
announced the appointment of Tom Sterrett to Senior Vice President, International. Sterrett will be responsible for
overseeing all aspects of the company’s international operations, consisting of more than 700 restaurants in 28
Sterrett has been with Papa John’s for more than 15 years serving in a variety of operations roles, most recently as
Papa John’s Division Vice President for the South division since 2008 where he helped lead the division to record
sales and profits.
“Tom is an extremely talented operator, with tremendous operations experience, and we are pleased to have him
lead our growing international business,” said Jude Thompson, Papa John’s president and co-CEO. “Tom knows
what it takes to run successful Papa John’s restaurants, markets and franchises. With a very solid international
leadership and support team already in place, I am confident that our international business will thrive under his
From 2007 to 2008, Sterrett was Papa John’s Division Vice President for the Midwest, Papa John’s largest
division, and from 2005 to 2007, served as Operations Vice President for the Midwest. Prior to his time with Papa
John’s, Sterrett spent 11 years in Domino’s system, both as an employee and a franchisee.
“As our international business continues to gain momentum, our goal is to consistently make and deliver the same
quality pizza around the world as we do in the US,” said Thompson. “Tom has done an outstanding job on the
domestic side of our business, and has proven he is committed to profitable sales and growth. I look forward to
working with him as he replicates our domestic success in markets throughout the world.”
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's is the world's third largest pizza company. For ten of the last
eleven years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the
American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's also was honored by Restaurants & Institutions
Magazine (R&I) with the 2009 Gold Award for Consumers’ Choice in Chains in the pizza segment and was named
2007 Pizza Today Chain of the Year. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa
John's at www.papajohns.com.
Papa John's International, Inc.
Darryl Carr, 502-261-4318
Director, Corporate Communications